Listen Up February! 10 Live Music Shows In Memphis (2018)
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Anyways…Baylee is back with another roundup of live music in Memphis this month! Don’t miss these shows, be sure to read up on two new music events: Pure Memphis Music Series at the distillery and the Ameripolitan Awards Weekend.
1. Live Music at French Truck: Louise Page, Crosstown Concourse Central Atrium, Thursday February 1st, free, show at 4 p.m., all ages
You can now occasionally catch live music during happy hour at French Truck Coffee in Crosstown Concourse. Opening February on an eloquent note, singer-songwriter Louise Page will bewitch listeners with her airy voice and jazzy edge.
2. R.LUM.R, The 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall, Friday February 2nd, $15-$17, show at 9 p.m., 18 and over
Named by Rolling Stone as “An Artist You Need to Know,” this Nashville-based rising R&B artist will begin his North American tour in our charming city. You’ll be “Frustrated” if you miss his performance filled with alternative R&B beats, charming pop synths, and velvety power vocals.
3. Pure Memphis Music Series featuring The Pistol & The Queen, Old Dominick Distillery, Thursday February 8th, $25, 21 and over
The Pure Memphis Music Series brings a new and intimate way to experience Memphis’s treasure trove of local talent. In February, The Pistol & The Queen will win over the crowd at Old Dominick Distillery with their bluesy rock tunes and charismatic on-stage charm. For the full schedule and more information about the Pure Memphis Music Series, look here.
4. Memphis Ameripolitan Awards Weekend, Various locations, Friday February 9th – Tuesday 13th, $20 – $200, various times, 21 and over
Experience Americana, bluegrass, rockabilly, and western rock like never before with the city-wide Ameripolitan Awards weekend. We welcome this new festival to Memphis in 2018 and you can find all the details here.
5. Faith Evans Ruch and Eleanor Tallie, Bar DKDC, Friday February 9th, Cover charge, show at 9:00 p.m., 21 and over
Join two local songwriter queens for their birthdays at Bar DKDC. Israeli-Memphis transplant Eleanor Tallie ushers in the soulful vibes of Patti LaBelle and Al Green with added energy, influence, and funk from the new millenia. Americana-roots artist Faith Evans Ruch released Lessons in Falling this past year, which reaches across genre lines to pull in pop, R&B, and soul influences that accentuate her homegrown feeling.
6. Big Gigantic, New Daisy Theater, Wednesday February 14th, $26-$90, show at 8 p.m., all ages
Although an EDM concert may not be the token most romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day, you won’t regret snagging tickets to see the funky and electronic duo Big Gigantic at the New Daisy. Known at pioneers of live electronic dance music, Big Gigantic blend their live saxophone sounds and energetic drumming with electronic melodies that are undeniably unique and infectious.
7. San Salida, Crockett Hall, and Solomon, Sounds Good Memphis, Friday February 16th, $5, show at 9 p.m., all ages
Immerse yourself in the musical vibrations of three eclectic local artists at the intimate Sounds Good Memphis, also known as 831 S. Cooper. San Salida delivers upbeat acoustic folk where Crockett Hall offers a sweet singer-songwriter disposition. Solomon can cater to hip-hop fans and poets alike with his lyrical density and vivid sonic impressions.
8. Dylan LeBlanc, The Hi-Tone, Sunday February 18th, $10-$12, show at 8 p.m., 18 and over
Reminiscent of Bob Dylan’s acoustic songs and Rayland Baxter’s lyrical sensibility, Dylan LeBlanc takes you back while pushing the folk rock sound forward. His music transports you to the lengthy childhood road trips you hated at the time but now sights, sounds, and smells remind you of the nostalgic comfortability.
9. Hovvdy, Harlan, and China Gate, The Hi-Tone Cafe, Sunday February 25th, $8, show at 9 p.m., 18 and over
Simply put, Austin based-duo Hovvdy sound like sunset or – if metaphors aren’t your thing – like The Scene Aesthetic if they discovered atmospheric production elements. It’s set to be a night of indie rock bliss with local openers Harlan and China Gate on the bill as well.
10. The Lone Bellow, The 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall, Wednesday February 28th, $18-$79, show at 8 p.m., all ages
This Americana trio travels across the country spreading their soulful country-rock songs. Their third full-length album Walk into a Storm released this past year and features my favorite track the poetic, gospel-influenced “May You Be Well.”
About The Author
A born and raised Memphian, Baylee Less recently returned to her roots after her four-year hiatus at the University of Maryland. A contributor to I Love Memphis and Memphis Travel, she is excited to share the reasons she’s always loved Memphis. She enjoys live music, Asian food, and being outdoors. Follow @bayleeless on Twitter for updates about being vegan in the land of barbecue.
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